Panthers win EWC triangular

MATT MATZ, Plymouth senior, swims the 100-yard backstroke in Thursday night’s EWC triangular meet. Matz finished second. — Photo by Barb Hunter MATT MATZ, Plymouth senior, swims the 100-yard backstroke in Thursday night’s EWC triangular meet. Matz finished second. — Photo by Barb Hunter PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Panthers upped their Eastern Wisconsin Conference boys dual swimming and diving record to 3-0 (4-2 overall) with a first-place finish in Thursday night’s triangular meet at the PHS pool.

PHS scored 143 points, Sturgen Bay was second with 102, followed by Two Rivers with 33. Sturgeon Bay is a new member in the EWC for boys swimming.

Sophomore Ryan Holec was involved in three winning events to pace the Panthers. Holec captured first in the 100-yard freestyle and swam on the victorious 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams.

PHS won five events and had two top-three finishers in 11 of the 12 events.

“It was a nice meet for us. Sturgeon Bay has some nice swimmers, so even though the score was relatively heavy in our favor, they matched up nicely against us,” said Panther head coach Clare Sedlacek.

“Ryan Holec really had an outstanding meet – anchoring our 200 medley relay, winning the 100 freestyle in a personal-best time, _____________________ helping our 200 freestyle relay to first and anchoring the first-place 400 freestyle relay,” said Sedlacek.

“Zach Gambrell won the 200 freestyle with a close-to-personal- best time. Zach is swimming really aggressively right now, and that shows in his times.

“Evan Klemme scored well in diving – going a 179.15 [point total] as he continues to perform consistently,” the coach noted.

The Panthers won the junior varsity meet easily – racking up 143 points, followed by Sturgeon Bay with 29 and Two Rivers, six.

“I’m really proud of our JV guys as again they are mostly competing against each other every meet.”


(Top 3)

200 medley relay – 2. Jake Landry, Mark Novak, Brent Thiel, Ryan Holec, 1:55.22; 3. Mitch Halderson, Matt Matz, Harrison Strutz, Brad Hetlet, 2:0.70.

200 freestyle – 1. Zach Gambrell, 2:03.10; 2. Lucas Collard, 2:04.92.

200 individual medley – 3. Peter Roth, 2:30.14.

50 freestyle – 2. Chaz Halderson, 24.64; 3. Matt Matz, 24.67.

Diving – 1. Evan Klemme,179.15; 2. Corby Gafney, 154.90.

100 butterfly – 2. Roth, 1:08.05; 3. Payten Wimmler, 1:14.74.

100 freestyle – 1. Holec, 54.36; 2. Collard, 55.17.

500 freestyle – 1. M. Halderson, 6:12.12; 2. Landry, 6:15.83.

200 freestyle relay – 2. Collard, Holec, C. Halderson, Matz, 1:38.40; 3. Gambrell, Thiel, Ben Bachmann, Hetlet, 1:41.35.

100 backstroke – 2. Matz, 1:12.68; 3. Hetlet, 1:13.01.

100 breaststroke – 2. Novak, 1:15.16; 3. C. Halderson, 1:16.50.

400 freestyle relay – 1. Collard, Gambrell, Hetlet, Holec, 3:46.60; 2. Roth, Thiel, Bachmann, M. Halderson, 3:58.60.

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